Manuel S. Klausner

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Associate Managing Editor, N.Y.U. Law Review, 1961-1962. Root-Tilden Scholar. Recipient of 1982 Lawyer-of-the-Year Award from Constitutional Rights Foundation and Los Angeles County Bar Assn. Ford Foundation

in Comparative Law, New York University, 1962-1963. Legal Research in Denmark under Combined Ford Ftn. Fulbright and Danish Govt. Grants, 1963-1964. Instructor, University of Chicago Law School, 1964-1965. Co-Founding Editor, "Reason Magazine." Author: "Affirmative Action and the California Civil Rights Initiative," 1995, Annual Survey of American Law 499; "The First Amendment and Commercial Speech," 11 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 83 (1988). Participant, "Symposium on the First Amendment and Securities Regulation," 20 Conn. L. Rev. 383 (1988). Trustee, Reason Foundation, 1978—. Director, Institute for Justice, 1991-1998. Chairman, Free Speech and Election Law Practice Group, Federalist Society, 1996-2005. Chairman, Libertarian Law Council, 1974—.General Counsel, Individual Rights Ftn., 2000—.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Constitutional Litigation
  • Election Law
  • First Amendment and Media Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Complex Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
213-617-0414  Phone
213-617-1314  Fax
University Attended:
University of California at Los Angeles, A.B., with honors, 1959
Law School Attended:
New York University, LL.B., 1962; New York University, LL.M., 1963
Year of First admission:
1963, California and New York
Los Angeles County Bar Association; State Bar of California; Association of Business Trial Lawyers.
Birth Information:
New York, N.Y., August 14, 1939
Reported Cases:
Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98 (2000); Plasticolor Molded Products v. Ford Motor Co, 713 F. Supp. 1329 (C.D. Cal. 1989); Blumenthal v. Drudge, 992 F.Supp. 44 (D.D.C., 1998).

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